Barrier to using common sense

Construction work in Liebig St, Warrnambool earlier this month. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Construction work in Liebig St, Warrnambool earlier this month. Picture: Morgan Hancock

People are being urged to be responsible around Warrnambool’s CBD renewal works after pedestrian barriers were pushed over.

Warrnambool City Council renewal project manager Ben Storey said metal pedestrian barriers at the site were knocked down the past three Saturday nights and workers had to come on Sunday to put them upright.

“These guys are working hard. They’re working a lot of nights, they’re working six days a week,” he said. “To come in an extra day just to stand some fence up every week, it’s not very fair.”

Mr Storey said if the issue continued, there was a chance higher barriers would have to be installed, which would have a negative impact on businesses.

“If we go to those larger barriers it will slow the job down as well as have the appearance that all the businesses are closed,” he said.

Warrnambool police Sergeant Rob McKellar said council cameras monitor the CBD and officers conduct foot patrols at night.

“If they want to engage in that sort of behaviour it’s at their own peril,” he said.

People who see barriers pushed over can contact Mr Storey on 5559 4473.

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